Definition

Social housing where members of the co-operative (co-op) corporation own the building. Members elect from amongst themselves a board of directors who are responsible for overseeing the management of the building. There is generally a mix of rent-geared-to-income and market rent units within the building. Co-ops are subject to rules in the Co-operative Corporations Act and are not considered to be landlords and therefore are not subject to the Residential Tenancies Act.

Category

Social and Affordable Housing System

Sub-category

Social and Affordable Housing

Related Terms

Social Housing

Non-profit Housing

Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC)

Alternative Housing

Seniors Subsidized Housing

Indigenous Housing

Transitional Housing

Service Information

To learn how to apply to a housing co-op or see co-ops with open waiting lists, visit the Cooperative Housing Federation of Toronto.